Vesna Mandic-Bozic

PROFILE

An influential, compassionate and versatile Team Leader with vast primary care expertise and a proven record of leading clinical teams and of providing training and supervision in private practice and the NHS.


CAREER & ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

Head of Counselling - Lead Counsellor - Supervisor - 1995-date

  • Putneymead Group Medical Practice (2008-date) | Priory Hospital (2008-2014)
  • Queens Medical Centre (2000-2014)
  • Royal Star & Garter Home (2003-date)
  • CMHR/Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service (MCPS) (1996-2014)
  • PEC/PPC International/BUPA (1998-date)
  • Roehampton University (2006-10)
  • EACS (1995-03)

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Leads a team of 30 for Putneymead delivering primary care counselling to around 150 clients per week (2008-date)
  • Regarded as an astute manager with excellent listening/counselling skills and top-level psychotherapy expertise
  • Grew a single-counsellor operation into a multidisciplinary counselling service with various psychological therapies
  • Integrated 3 GP practices into a consolidated clinical care offering with quality NHS services & shorter waiting lists
  • Consistently achieves very positive patient feedback; scoring in excess of 95% on post-counselling questionnaires
  • Supervises students, volunteers, supervisors & administration teams to ensure a high-quality counselling service
  • Advises at executive meetings & collaborated with medical teams to support & advise on clinical decision-making
  • Leads support groups on mental health, relationships, eating/personality disorders, stress, trauma & bereavement
  • Develops relations with secondary care providers, psychiatric services, child protection & young people services
  • Enhanced clinical counselling services as Queens Medical Centre primary care counsellor/supervisor (2000-2014)
  • Advised on the psychological impact of chronic/mental illness as a Priory practicing privileges advisor (2008-2014)
  • Counselled on mental health, relationships & loss as an EACS counsellor, assessor & clinical supervisor (1995-03)
  • Delivered educational presentations on mental health as a visiting lecturer for Roehampton University (2006-10)
  • Chosen as a registered service provider for Employee Assistance Programmes offered by BUPA, NOUH, BCWA, Simplyhealth, Aviva, Pruhealth & Cigna insurance


QUALIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, MEMBERSHIPS & PERSONAL DETAILS

BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling, Middlesex University
Registered UKCP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Practitioner Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eating Disorders, Supervision and Brief Work

Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, UK Association for Psychotherapy Integration, Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care, British Association for Person Centred Approach/Counselling & Psychotherapy, UK
Register of Counsellors and Metanoia Institute and a Queens Medical Centre Trustee


SKILLS & KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Proven primary care/clinical counselling expertise
  • First-class planning, strategic and analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent client and stakeholder relations skills
  • Influential leader and committed team player
  • Innovative, resourceful and lateral thinker
  • Solutions orientated and patient focused
  • Professionalism, tact and integrity at all times